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*n. (shape)* | **1**. **foursquare**, **square** | (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon.; "*you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides*" |

| ~ geometry | the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces. |

| ~ regular polygon | a polygon with all sides and all angles equal. |

| ~ quadrate | a square-shaped object. |

| ~ rectangle | a parallelogram with four right angles. |

*n. (quantity)* | **2**. **second power**, **square** | the product of two equal terms.; "*nine is the second power of three*"; "*gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance*" |

| ~ number | a concept of quantity involving zero and units.; "*every number has a unique position in the sequence*" |

*n. (location)* | **3**. **public square**, **square** | an open area at the meeting of two or more streets. |

| ~ city | an incorporated administrative district established by state charter.; "*the city raised the tax rate*" |

| ~ trafalgar square | a square in central London where there is a memorial to Admiral Nelson. |

| ~ piazza, plaza, place | a public square with room for pedestrians.; "*they met at Elm Plaza*"; "*Grosvenor Place*" |

| ~ parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract, parcel | an extended area of land. |

*n. (shape)* | **4**. **square** | something approximating the shape of a square. |

| ~ shape, form | the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.; "*geometry is the mathematical science of shape*" |

*n. (person)* | **5**. **lame**, **square** | someone who doesn't understand what is going on. |

| ~ simpleton, simple | a person lacking intelligence or common sense. |

*n. (person)* | **6**. **square**, **square toes** | a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views. |

| ~ colloquialism | a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech. |

| ~ conservative, conservativist | a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas. |

*n. (artifact)* | **7**. **square** | any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles.; "*a checkerboard has 64 squares*" |

| ~ artefact, artifact | a man-made object taken as a whole. |

| ~ checker board, checkerboard | a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors. |

*n. (artifact)* | **8**. **square** | a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles.; "*the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square*" |

| ~ carpenter's square | a steel square used by carpenters; larger than a try square. |

| ~ hand tool | a tool used with workers' hands. |

| ~ try square | a square having a metal ruler set at right angles to another straight piece. |

| ~ t-square | a square used by draftsmen to draw parallel lines. |

*v. (change)* | **9**. **square**, **square up** | make square.; "*Square the circle*"; "*square the wood with a file*" |

| ~ shape, form | give shape or form to.; "*shape the dough*"; "*form the young child's character*" |

*v. (cognition)* | **10**. **square** | raise to the second power. |

| ~ arithmetic | the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations. |

| ~ multiply | combine by multiplication.; "*multiply 10 by 15*" |

*v. (stative)* | **11**. **square** | cause to match, as of ideas or acts. |

| ~ adapt, conform, adjust | adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.; "*We must adjust to the bad economic situation*" |

*v. (motion)* | **12**. **square** | position so as to be square.; "*He squared his shoulders*" |

| ~ position | cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation. |

| ~ even up, jog, square up | even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing. |

*v. (stative)* | **13**. **square** | be compatible with.; "*one idea squares with another*" |

| ~ correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check | be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.; "*The two stories don't agree in many details*"; "*The handwriting checks with the signature on the check*"; "*The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun*" |

*v. (possession)* | **14**. **square** | pay someone and settle a debt.; "*I squared with him*" |

| ~ settle | dispose of; make a financial settlement. |

*v. (competition)* | **15**. **feather**, **square** | turn the paddle; in canoeing. |

| ~ paddle | propel with a paddle.; "*paddle your own canoe*" |

*v. (competition)* | **16**. **feather**, **square** | turn the oar, while rowing. |

| ~ row | propel with oars.; "*row the boat across the lake*" |

*adj. * | **17**. **square** | having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle.; "*a square peg in a round hole*"; "*a square corner*" |

| ~ quadrate | having four sides and four angles. |

| ~ right-angled | forming a right angle or containing one or more right angles.; "*a right-angled bend*" |

| ~ squared | having been made square. |

| ~ squarish | somewhat square in appearance or form. |

| ~ angulate, angular | having angles or an angular shape. |

*adj. * | **18**. **square**, **straight** | characterized by honesty and fairness.; "*straight dealing*"; "*a square deal*" |

| ~ honest, honorable | not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent.; "*honest lawyers*"; "*honest reporting*" |

| ~ lawful | conformable to or allowed by law.; "*lawful methods of dissent*" |

| ~ aboveboard, straightforward | without concealment or deception; honest.; "*their business was open and aboveboard*"; "*straightforward in all his business affairs*" |

| ~ guileless, transparent | free of deceit. |

| ~ straightarrow | conventionally moral and upright. |

*adj. * | **19**. **hearty**, **satisfying**, **solid**, **square**, **substantial** | providing abundant nourishment.; "*a hearty meal*"; "*good solid food*"; "*ate a substantial breakfast*"; "*four square meals a day*" |

| ~ wholesome | conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being.; "*wholesome attitude*"; "*wholesome appearance*"; "*wholesome food*" |

*adj. * | **20**. **square** | leaving no balance.; "*my account with you is now all square*" |

| ~ colloquialism | a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech. |

| ~ paid | marked by the reception of pay.; "*paid work*"; "*a paid official*"; "*a paid announcement*"; "*a paid check*" |

*adj. * | **21**. **square**, **straight**, **straightforward** | without evasion or compromise.; "*a square contradiction*"; "*he is not being as straightforward as it appears*" |

| ~ direct | straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.; "*a direct question*"; "*a direct response*"; "*a direct approach*" |

*adj. * | **22**. **square**, **straight** | rigidly conventional or old-fashioned. |

| ~ argot, jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular, slang, cant | a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves).; "*they don't speak our lingo*" |

| ~ conventional | unimaginative and conformist.; "*conventional bourgeois lives*"; "*conventional attitudes*" |

*adv. * | **23**. **square**, **squarely** | in a straight direct way.; "*looked him squarely in the eye*"; "*ran square into me*" |

*adv. * | **24**. **square**, **squarely** | in a square shape.; "*a squarely cut piece of paper*"; "*folded the sheet of paper square*" |

*adv. * | **25**. **square**, **squarely** | firmly and solidly.; "*hit the ball squarely*"; "*the bat met the ball squarely*"; "*planted his great bulk square before his enemy*" |

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